M.Sc. Chemical Engineering

University of Twente (UT)

Application deadline: Start in 1 September: June (non-EEA: May). Start in 1 February: December (non-EEA: October).
Tuition fee:
  • € 1,906 / Year (EEA)
  • € 13,226 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: February  2015, September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

Chemical Engineering encompasses the fields of chemistry, materials science and process engineering. Chemical engineers are also well versed in areas such as fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.

This MSc programme puts you at the forefront of R&D in innovative chemical processes, novel materials and new products. You will harness the latest technology and techniques to address the challenges that face society. For instance, you can discover whether biomass conversion is able to provide lasting energy solutions, explore the potential of membrane technology to purify water, or use your knowledge of biomolecules to develop new materials or to generate power by osmosis. At the University of Twente you can focus on process engineering or materials science. During the Master’s you will benefit from our close ties with high profile research institutes, including the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine. You will fulfil the role of junior researcher from early on in your Master’s, giving presentations, writing articles and getting involved in grant applications. It is a highly international programme. You will write and present in English and have the opportunity to complete an internship abroad. As a chemical engineer, your career prospects are good, especially in process engineering and research.

Contents

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Specialities:

Molecular & Materials Engineering:

The Molecular & Materials Engineering specialization focuses on the design, preparation, processing, application and analysis of novel materials with high-tech properties. In the field of materials chemistry, this specialization explores polymers with defined molecular and mesoscopic structures, inorganic and organometallic materials, and the engineering and analysis of polymer surfaces and interfaces. Current research in organic materials (polymers) is dominated by nanoscale projects geared toward the controlled fabrication of complex polymeric architectures and their use in functional molecular systems (i.e. devices such as molecular motors, sensors and actuators). Other projects explore the potential of biocompatible and biodegradable polymers in tissue engineering. Another area of research involves the use of polymeric nanoparticles with customized surfaces as carriers for targeted drug or gene delivery. This specialization will be of interest to Bachelor’s students who want to deepen their knowledge of the field of materials science.

Chemical & Process Engineering:

The Chemical & Process Engineering specialization focuses on designing processes that function as effectively as possible within their technological, economic, societal and social parameters. You will learn to integrate knowledge of transport phenomena, chemical reactor design, separation technology, plant design, process development, process control, economics and the social sciences. You will examine a range of research themes, such as multiphase and other novel reactors, reactive separation processes, and the development and design of specific processes for direct applications in the chemicals or process industry. In separation technology, you can study a variety of processes that use solid or liquid separation agents, including membrane technology, adsorptive separations of gas and liquid mixtures, extraction, membranes developed for selective gas separation, sub-micron filtration processes, affinity separation for selective protein recovery and facilitated oxygen transport. Other research themes include the study of catalytic processes and catalytic materials, the conversion of biomass and the modelling of processes.

Requirements

Academic degree: BSc or BE first class in chemical engineering/chemical technology.

Professional experience: Professional experience may shorten the individual programme.

Additional language requirements:

  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • TOEFL internet based: 90
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C2

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

Funding

Scholarships / Grants:

University of Twente Scholarship:

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Accreditation

Accredited by: nvao in: The Netherlands

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